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post #1 of 17 Old 10-27-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Gourami won't eat Guppy fry?

I had an explosion of Guppy Fry in my tank and in order to reduce the numbers, I was hoping that my Gourami would eat some of them, if not all but guess what??? NONE This is the friendliest Gourami from what I understand. From everything I have read, they would eat small fish/fry and they are also supposed to eat snails What is wrong with my Gourami? Why, why won't he eat some of these fry?
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-27-2010, 07:34 PM
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HAVENT CROSSED YOU PATH.... FOREVER....guppies are still going strong....I suggest getting female out, or males which ever ...any chance yet of unloading any fry with the perpatraitor ..the nephew? I guess its nice you have fish that dont eat each other
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HAVENT CROSSED YOU PATH.... FOREVER....guppies are still going strong....I suggest getting female out, or males which ever ...any chance yet of unloading any fry with the perpatraitor ..the nephew? I guess its nice you have fish that dont eat each other

Oh yeah, The Guppies are going strong... wayyyyy too strong. I did put the adult males into the large tank. They are doing fine with the Barbs and Platies and Rainbow shark. I left the females in the tank with the Corie's. Unfortunately the girls were already in the family way. At first there was only one baby, which I was happy about and over fed for sometime in hopes of having Junior grow to adulthood. Now there are a few dozen babies so I dropped my girl (the opaline gourami) in the small tank in hopes she would downsize the problem a little. NOPE!!! I guess I just can't manage aggressive animals. I have Rottweiler's which are the sweetest most loving dogs in the world, a Gourami who loves babies of other species. lol Go figure!
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They get their gentle nature from their mother...... You!!!!!
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post #5 of 17 Old 10-27-2010, 08:04 PM
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LOL I had a rottie that I dog sat for about 6 months and he was always a love bug as long as you did not try to break in. ; ) I always thought he would rather lick someone to death than try to hurt anyone until one night someone tried to break in the window while we were asleep then I saw his other side and let me say I am glad he had that side that night.

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LOL I had a rottie that I dog sat for about 6 months and he was always a love bug as long as you did not try to break in. ; ) I always thought he would rather lick someone to death than try to hurt anyone until one night someone tried to break in the window while we were asleep then I saw his other side and let me say I am glad he had that side that night.
Yeah, been there, done that. Now what I need is my Gourmi to step up for mama. ha ha
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post #7 of 17 Old 10-27-2010, 09:37 PM
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LOL can you not give them to the LFS? Or maybe trade them for something you need like fish food?

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post #8 of 17 Old 10-28-2010, 01:02 AM
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If you stop feeding the gourami will it eat the fry when it's hungry enough? or maybe it thinks the fry need a little more garlic on them... sorry... i had to say it. :D
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Lol

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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